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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/04/2018 to 09/05/2018

September 5, 2018 9:07 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.

From 6:00 a.m. on 09/04/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/05/2018, MPD received 529 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.  For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, NA=Native American, H=Hispanic, ME=Middle Eastern, A=Asian, MR=Mixed Race, U=Unknown.  MPD shifts are staggered as follows: 1st detail=7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2nd detail=12 p.m. to 8 p.m., 3rd detail=3 p.m. to 11 p.m., 4th detail=8 p.m. to 4 a.m., 5th detail=11 p.m. to 7 a.m. 

To further break down the 529 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (104), East (98), Midtown (76), North (86), South (55), West (74), and Other (36).  Other=these are calls for service that either do not have a sector listed or the sector is not in the City.  For example, if one of our officers assists another law enforcement agency, their sector is not listed in our districts so therefore it is listed under "other". 

**Priority calls only from 11:15am-1pm due to calls for service. 


1) EAST: Death Investigation – 7:06 a.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a deceased subject (16-year-old AAM).  The decedent had multiple health issues.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing.   

2) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:00 a.m.  Officers responded to a request to check the welfare of a subject (47-year-old UM) experiencing a "manic rage" and was suicidal.  The subject was contacted, taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago on an emergency detention.     

3) NORTH: Death Investigation – 9:59 a.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a deceased subject (84-year-old WM).  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office notified. 

4) NORTH: Armed Robbery – 10:53 a.m.  Officers responded to the Home Savings Bank in the 3700 block of E. Washington Ave for a report of an armed robbery.  The employees of the bank held down the suspect (29-year-old WM) until police arrived.  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing.     

5) NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 5:26 p.m.  Officers responded to Londonderry Drive, at the request of Journey Mental Health, to take a subject (UF) into protective custody under a current emergency detention order.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and left in the care of medical staff. 

6) EAST: Child Abuse – 6:31 p.m.  Officers met with a parent who came to a police district to report possible child abuse of his son (11-year-old HM).  The potential suspects are the victim's mother (33-year-old WF) and step-brother (16-17 year old UM).  Child Protective Services notified.  Safety plan in effect.  Investigation continuing.    

7) NORTH: Check Person – 9:42 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Sixth St for a subject (29-year-old WM) passed out in a restroom of a park.  The subject was determined to be intoxicated. No charges were substantiated. 

8) EAST: Check Property – 10:14 p.m.  Officers responded to Daniels St for a report of a single gunshot.  Areas checked.  No evidence of shots fired located. 

9) WEST: Battery – 10:33 p.m.  Officers responded to an incident at Elver Park.  A victim (18-year-old UF), believing she saw a known person in the park, walked up to the subject and tapped him on the shoulder.  The male subject was not the person she thought he was.  The male subject grabbed the victim and pushed her down.  The male subject was not on scene when officers arrived.  There was a delay in reporting of this incident.  The victim did not sustain any visible injuries.  Investigation continuing.

10) CENTRAL: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 2:18 a.m.  Officers responded to a fight in progress in the 300 block of N. Frances St.  Officers located an unconscious subject (AAM).  A female subject approached the officers and showed them a recording of the incident.  No suspect(s) has been identified at this time; however it is believed that the victim and suspect knew each other.  The AAM subject was conveyed to a local hospital where it was determined he had a broken nose and a possible concussion.  After being medically treated, the AAM subject was conveyed to jail on an outstanding warrant from another county.  Investigation continuing.              

Posted by: Chief Koval

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